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Rejoice! Rejoice! OR Happy Happy JOY JOY !

Great Post from a visitor Simple Tom; 12 Things Happy People Do Differently                                                 A Collection of Images to bring you JOY !   by

Love

1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …

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Day One, Who I Am

Who I am

Waiting

In Psalm 25 the Psalmist is praying for deliverance from enemies. Verses 4&5 read “Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”

For you I wait all day long! How many of us have waited for God for a day, a week, a year, a lifetime? I recently attended a seminar based on the book The Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly W. Whitcomb. It lists

Just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less, diary of a delegate

This post comes to us from Becca Girrell Clark the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, and a delegate from the New England Conference to General Conference 2012.
[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignleft" width="252"] JoAnn, Annie, and I share communion in the midst of the Body’s brokenness. Photo from the UMNS.[/caption]Earlier this week I tweeted: just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less.
We– whoever “we” are– did not expect to win any ground on the church’s position about homosexuality this quadrennium. But I’m a believer in the resurrection promise. That sometimes means that I every so often and ever so naively hold on to hope.
I was hopeful

Listen ! Understand !

It was 1964 when Eric Burdon and The Animals released the single “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” from the album “House of the Rising Sun.” and they joined the British Invasion. The chorus repeats;
I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Such a true line for all of us. We are just

Saying Goodbye

How do you know it is time to let go and say goodbye to a relationship, a pet, a life? When death does not come when it should have come what do you do? I remember the conversation with my ex-husband in the car in the parking lot of the grocery store; Me “Do you want a divorce?”

Knock Knock

They say opportunity only knocks once and since I happen to be unemployed I am constantly looking and listening for those opportunities.
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Memories of RFK

We often ask ourselves and each other why is it important for us to participate in the CROP Walk or the Gay Pride Parade? What can we, as individuals, accomplish when we write letters to the Congress or boycott a product made by a polluting manufacturer? Is the presence of the Neighbors for Peace at …

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First Communion

By some strange and wonderful circumstances I don’t quite understand I’ve been given the privilege of breaking a loaf of bread and saying, “No matter how young or old you are, whether you’re a member of this church, any church or no church, Jesus Christ invites you to receive this sacrament.” Then I never know …

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